Four Generals Earn United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region Honors

Four Generals Earn United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region Honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches announced its 2017 NCAA Division III Men's Scholar All-South Region teams on Friday and Washington and Lee had four athletes honored.

Junior midfielder Will Hamryka (Dawsonville, Ga. / Greater Atlanta Christian School) and senior midfielder Andrew Kim (Blacksburg, Va. / Blacksburg) were named to the first team, while senior goalkeeper Gillen Beck (Blacksburg, Va. / Blacksburg) and junior forward Dylan Ritch (Mint Hill, N.C. / Independence) received second team accolades.

A chemistry major, Hamryka saw action in 21 games for the Generals. A First Team All-ODAC and second team all-region honoree earlier this season, Hamryka led W&L with six goals, while also dishing out two assists. His 14 points tied for first on the squad.

Kim started 21 games for the Blue and White and ranked third on the team with 13 points on four goals and five assists. The accounting and business administration major also notched a team-best three game-winning goals. Kim earned Second Team All-ODAC honors earlier this season. He finished his career with 13 goals and 10 assists for 36 points.

Beck started 21 games for the Generals and posted a 0.97 goals-against average, which ranked fifth in the ODAC. The three-time All-ODAC honoree also registered a .783 save percentage, 72 saves and seven shutouts. Beck earned the 2016 and 2017 ODAC/Va. Bureau Scholar-Athlete awards. He also garnered CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-America accolades this fall.

A mathematics and physics double-major, Beck registered a 0.88 goals-against average, which ranks second in program history, while his 16 career shutouts are tied for third in program history.

An accounting and business administration major, Ritch appeared in 21 games for the Blue and White. He dished out a team-best six assists, while also totaling four goals. His 14 points tied for first on the team. Ritch earned third team all-conference honors earlier this season.

Washington and Lee completed the 2017 season with a 15-5-2 overall record and a 7-2 conference mark. The Generals made their third straight appearance in the NCAA tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000, falling to eventual National Runner-Up, North Park, 3-0.  

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